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long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for results. jake. >> reporter: good evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barac
it in a balanced way. >> reporter: there was a real flash of presidential anger on the topic of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested the attack began as a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and to besmirch her reputation is outray outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this ba
. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. yeah, this is my house. it used to be over there. >> reporter: juxtaposed against scenes like this -- fancy port-a-potties -- that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pallets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truly did not sit well with many in this city where hundreds of thousands still don't have power, four large diesel generators, guarded by security. how many homes could these things power? >> i don't know. >> reporter: how do you think your neighbors without power would like this thing? >> they'd love it. >> there's children out there who are without blankets, without anything. and then these generators are running. >> reporter: the decision to cancel the marathon came just hours after the mayor publicly defended the idea. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover. >> reporter: tonight, on our local station, wabc, the head of the marathon said it
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling jo
-mail our photos to us or share them on our facebook page. >> it may have been a last straw for a home in bernal heights east of mission, but it's a location of the low priority that the city puts on tree maintenance. >> a surprise for san francisco homeowner, 4:00 this morning, this tree toppled over on her house but in a way it wasn't a shock. she had been calling city hall for months complaining about the condition of this tree. >> as the city tree and they have to maintenance it so as a homeowner i take a responsibility to tell them they need to come and check their tree. >> the tree had been dying since may. they confirmed she filed a reported but complaint never received proper attention. the challenge -- a lack of personnel. with more than 40,000 trees the city is responsible for maintaining there are only three inspectors, that is right just three. with continued budget cuts, they have reduced the pruning cycle from every three to five years to every 10 to 12. what happened here is indicative of a city wide problem. tonight at 5:00 a look at implications and what one lawmaker i
] abc's terry moran spent the day in that town and he's standing by with the very latest for us right now. terry? >> reporter: diane, this is what you see throughout the jersey shore right now. homes just ripped right off their foundations. this was someone's living room. there's a kitchen back there, a bathroom over here. but look down here. none of the infrastructure of the house is left. it's somewhere else. and that is why the real threat here right up and down the shore is what you can't see. fires rage in the town of mantoloking on the jersey shore early this morning, fueled by natural gas. it is a harbinger of a worst-case scenario here -- a potential disaster after the disaster. you can smell the gas. >> you can hear the gas. you can smell the gas. everywhere you go, you hear "shh," just the gas, all the open gas lines going. just scared to death. [ hissing ] >> reporter: do you hear that? that is the sound that everyone left in these towns is fearing the most right now. it is a hissing gas main. you hear it on street after street, right up the shore. you can smell the gas in
in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem, and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going there on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and a consistent launching of rockets by these palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incessantly. just a short while ago, a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were woken up by this barrage of artillery fire coming from the navy ship just offshore, the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt and turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operat
. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that have been absolutely devastated. >> wow, those are crazy pictures. here's what we know right now in terms of the numbers. at least 74 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new yor
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us this is abc's day of giving to help hurricane sandy victims. stay with us, thanks for joining us. >>> we are following breaking news out of fremont, police on the scene of a deadly shooting that involved two police officers and a domestic violence suspect. investigators say officers shot and killed a 37-year-old man from san jose, after he refused to drop a knife. police say the man was naked and chasing his wife on the street with the knife. it started 11:00 last night on central avenue. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get an update. >>> president obama and mitt romney are storming into the final day of campaigning. mr. obama holding rallies in wisconsin and iowa. romney will visit florida, virginia and new hampshire. the richest prize, no doubt ohio. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama c
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moonscape. teams of rescue workers patr patrolling submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to ge
. what's wrong with this country? >> reporter: sandy is on track to be the second-costliest storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you s
. >> thank you, lilian. a u.s. airways jet landed at mineta international after it hit a bird. it happened seconds after the plane took off from phoenix. the bird was sucked into the jetliner's left engine. the captain shut off the engine and then made an emergency landing as a precaution. we are in for a big warm up. let's head to leigh glaser for a first check on weather and what is happening right now. >> live doppler 7hd looking at it right now you can see we are all clear. here is a look at current temperatures though. boy it was warm today. the temperatures are still mild at 64 in san francisco and oakland 61 redwood city, 63 san jose. clear skies, 64 san rafael and a little cooler in santa rosa right now. a look at my accu-weather seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. election officials believe they will be able to get everyone to the polls even in the most storm-rave venged areas of new york and new jersey. sandy's path of destruction will force voters to cast ballots at different polling places on tuesday. most of new york's public schools will re-open tomorrow. students and
more investigating to do. >> that news conference just moments ago. john with us here on the desk. and so many people watching this are going to wonder, was there any gas, did anyone smell anything before all of this? >> reporter: that's what's so puzzling. in the days before the blast, no reports of any smells of gas in the area. now, to give you an idea just how powerful this explosion was, look at this aerial image. only a few blocks radius, but people say they could hear and feel it close to three miles away. >> three smiles. john, thanks for leading us off tonight. the team at our station, wrtv, on the screen all day. on the scene all day. drew smith among the first reporters to get inside that neighborhood and he reported in just a short time ago here. >> reporter: david, there's just massive destruction here inside this richmond hills subdivision on the southeast side of indianapolis. you can see there are bulldozers out here. people are working, trying to get everything cleaned up. what used to be five homes less than 24 hours ago are nothing more than rubble. at least 80
tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without him as its cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails, accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails b
the question because there is no reasonable answer to it. let the rates go up to 39. let us also take a look at the deductions. let's make sure that revenue is an integral part of deficit reduction and from my side of the table bring entitlement reform into the conversation, social security, set aside. doesn't add to the deficit. but whether it comes to medicare and medicaid protect the integrity of the program but give it sol venzke for more and more years. >> let me ask you about the fallout on the u.s. consulate and u.s. ambassador susan rice. you've been critical of her and for the first time she respon d ed. take a look. >> when discussing our facilities in benghazi shgs i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answer. >> and senator graham, we learned this week from the director of central intelligence agency, that references of al qaeda were taken out for security reasons not for political reasons. do you accept the explanatio
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morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> his daughters flew out after school yesterday to be there with him. here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote is still being counted today. president obama with about 60 million votes right now. governorromney, about 57 million. >> a lot of controversial issues out there. right now, let's get to matthew dowd. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the share of the vote last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. that's exactly what president obama predicted. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it
are part of history saying us community members felt if we work hard, we play by the rules, we deserve a living wage. >> reporter: senator reed says he likes the idea but concerned about employers unable to pay the higher wage saying they will slash thousands of workers. >> facing a budget shortfall next year of millions of dollars. another $600,000 will come from the general fund. >> reporter: the cafe j folks say if you knowcus on the negative that is all you will see. >> it is about people in our community it is important for us to impact one another and not think about ourselves rather than our collective action when we collectively act we could change the world. not just that one person it is us. >> reporter: these students learned about how to win election they form add lyonses with labor as well as social -- they formed alliances with labor as well as social service agencies. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> san francisco voters elected several supervisors most controversial races just decided this morning. district 5 supervisor alagi has been defeated after a lot of political fa
johnson will join with us a parkt recap in about 10 minutes.. >> now, to the elections over. has outlook changed in silicon valley? >> abc 7 news david louie checks on the pulse of the local economy. >> happening now, i'm david louie. the electric was yesterday, but today a kind of referendum held on wall street. investors selling off in such a way it could impact everything from solar energy companies to cloud-based companies. ash wagner has a small solar company with six emhoiys he wants to expand but selloff could indicate uncertainty about the economy. >> i know several friends starting selling stock this moshing. >> what did that tell you? >> people are not excited about the future of the economy. >> investors appear concerned about a widening european recession. coupa sees europe as a major growth market just signing up new customers for its cloud based software helping companies save money on procurement. but the u.s. needs to reach a budget solution. >> this is the opportunity to bring that bipartisan nature in front of us here to deliver on the promises he's been talking about a
for his second term. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the morning after his election. now four years later he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returned to the white house more determined and decisive than ever. >> and he claimed a decisive and sweeping victory over challenger mitt romney although
. thank you for joining us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told about it until friday. you know, the intelligence community became aware of it on tuesday. actually, late afternoon on tuesday. and then, by the time it sifted through the appropriate channels, through the white house, we were told on friday. >> so, you know, one of your colleagues congressman peter king, chair of homeland security in the house said that fbi director had an obligation to go to the white house and inform the relative authorities, earlier, do you agree with that? >> well, listen, david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. and he's a guy who has probably contributed more to the safety of the united states of america over the last decade than any one, single individual and he's a good leader. and what leaders do, when they're put in a difficult position is, they lead. and he led here by doing what he thought was the right thing. and i think he did do the right thing. i don't think there's any ques
of what has been taken from us, but because of what was taken from everyone else. >> police say bartley was murdered over a robbery. >>> we are getting ground video that reveals the incredible devastation brought by super storm sandy. these are pictures from an amusement park of the barrier islands off staten island. there is just nothing left. rollercoaster rides that stood for 75 years are twisted metal now. however new york city is pushing forward. the city's annual marathon will be held on sunday as scheduled. the race makes light of the suffering, but supporterses -- supporters say it brings in money that the city desperately need. money affected by sandy say they just want to get home. this was the expressway after an evacuation order was lifted. look at all of the cars. of course you need gas to drive and that is in short supply because of sandy. people are waiting in line more than three hours to buy some gas from the stations that have power to even operate. the walt disney company has announced a $2 million contribution to the victims of super storm sandy. >> we are doing ever
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. and so they feel like they have the momentum. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the expanded math. that matters far less than the state of ohio. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference from 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. because the most important thing ove
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
single person off the air, because you have seen a lot of us on the air. you have no idea, the legions are behind the scenes and what they do. again all of you went to the polls and voted. >> everyone in this room, everyone who participated in the pageant of democracy. thank you for joining us. >> we end with this, a woman, i have three sons who served in the military, my husband served too, i voted because he fights for our freedom every day. to all of you, good night. ♪ ♪ >>> we are an american family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> president obama secures four more years as president. victories in the swing states put him well over the top with the votes needed to win the electoral college. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. as you well know barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. he just finished speaking to the nation, and he accepted the concession call from mitt romney two hours ago. >> the president won the important swing states of ohio, wisconsin, colorado and new hampshire. one swing
for his second term. >> tonight, you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returns to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. >> and he can claim a decisive and sweeping electoral victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of
to the white house. and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, with us again tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. after logging more than 170,000 miles on air force one and a grueling and intense campaign, president obama finally got an opportunity today to take a breath and enjoy his hard-fought campaign. late this afternoon, the first family boarded air force one to return to the white house, which, for four more years, they can call home. in his victory speech in the wee small hours of this morning, the president said he was invigorated. >> i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do. >> reporter: before he left chicago, the president stopped by campaign headquarters to thank campaign manager jim messina and other staffers with hugs. he might want to stock up on those hugs. the american people have voted for the same divided government and potential grid lock we've had for two years. today, republicans and conservatives were overwrought, wringing their hands, trying to figure out what went wrong, in an election som
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
>>> good morning. morning after election day 6:00 thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas euplts it is obama reelected to a second term more complete coverage coming up in a moment. >>> we also have to talk about weather. mike has been forecasting fog and rain tomorrow. a lot to talk about. >> thankfully everything is quiet now on live doppler, still spinning, still picking up dry air, a few radar returns starting to show up a little drizzle over the coast where the thicker clouds are now. for the most part, just the fog. 2 1/2 mile visibility half moon bay, north bay quarter mile napa and santa rosa, little dangerous driving around there. other areas around three to few miles per hour at the reporting station which is close to bay level, up around 500 to 1,000 feet is where the thick fog is sitting. temperatures in the low to upper 50s in most areas 49 in livermore. afternoon hours it will be cloudy at the coast a little afternoon sun, near 60, high clouds this afternoon around the bay, mid to upper 60s, high clouds and sun inland upper 60s to mid 70s. >>> s
a disturbing incident. her mouth and there was a salty liquid. the da told us the former principal broke the law by not reporting her]avgç suspicions.. >> our concern is that statute put in place for protection of children. if you're going make a decision you need to err on the side of protecting the child. >> the teacher chandler and lack of action against him triggered a civil lawsuit this, complaint says at least five people at the school and school district were awear o of -- aware of inappropriate behavior of female teachers and perhaps children, dating back to 2005. this attorney represents a 10-year-old student and her mother. >> no action was taken against him whatsoever. despite red flags that happened with locked door, he was allowed unfettered access to these children. >> the defense told the jury the principal was conned by an evil man and says the former principle's character is enough to find her not guilty. and it was reiterated what you told us yesterday about chandler he told lynn, a seriesuik8 of lies. at the time they made sense, consistent with everything the student
for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was still head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is also keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas military leader yesterday in this attack
well for us. we think we're closing with strong momentum. the president is having terrific events out there. i'm confident that the president will be re-elected. we have the support to win this election. we have to make sure that it materializes in votes. and that's the challenge over the next two days is to make sure we're getting all of the supporters to the polls. >>> so much of the past few days defined by hurricane sandy. the president receiving praise from sandy. some pretty harsh criticism from the former mayor of new york, rudy giuliani. >> i don't know what he was doing in the nevada. if i was president of the united states, i wouldn't be flitting around the west and midwest. i feel pretty offended seeing my president floating around, campaigning while people are suffering. >> your response? >> well, mayor giuliani is running around the country campaigning for mitt romney and popping off. the people in new york and new jersey, they're working with this president and this administration, fema, every day, and our focus needs to be. really, the country has been united. mayor giu
. >> created dracula, bram stoker, absolutely right. [cheers and applause] all right, show us the money, please: $2,000, up to $30,000. [cheers and applause] "ok bayou?" is the category. >> [snickers] >> which of these louisiana-based reality shows is about a family of self-described "redneck" millionaires? >> i'm pretty sure i know the answer. and i'm going to go... [laughter] "d," duck dynasty, final answer. >> it's duck dynasty. you got it right. [cheers and applause] >> oh. >> okay, jason, let's put some more money in the bank. how about another $7,000? $37,000. >> wow. >> you were looking at your wife, the clown, denise. nice to see you, denise. >> hi. >> looking very cute. >> hi, meredith and "scaredith." >> does he--does jason dress like this at home ever or... >> no, thankfully not. although, he walks very well in those heels. i was... >> all right, jason. >> surprised. >> "other works" is your next category. filed in 1992, what pop star is a credited "inventor" on patent no. 5,255,452, or "method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion"? >> gravity illusion... you know what? i'm g
are for these votes, i wanted to show you how long it would take us to get from the obama field office to the romney field office. we literally drove down the parking lot and, well, look across the street. there's romney-ryan. how are you? >> good to see you. >> reporter: few days left. and that's where we started, with the team trying to unseat the president. and they know they need ohio. inside, you can sense it. they know they have just few precious hours left. so, this is the buzz, two days out. >> may i please speak with michael? >> reporter: volunteers calling lists of voters who they believe lean republican. so, the people you are calling right now, you have a hint they could be leaning republican, you just need to get in touch with them. >> that's exactly right. >> reporter: president obama won this county four years ago. george w. bush won it in 2004 and they are determined to flip it back. tom gave up his sunday with his family to knock on doors. are you missing a game to do this? >> well, you know, i have a radio in the car, so -- >> reporter: you'll have the score. that score tuesday nig
>>> thanks for joining us it is 6:00, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. trouble on the roads this morning. >>> we have a "sig alert" 101 north coming into san francisco at candlestick, pick up slammed into the back of a garbage truck that caught on fire two right lanes are blocked northbound into san francisco. let's look at the traffic app, your waze app backing towards bay shore beautiful, heavy northbound, accident once again -- before candlestick park two right lanes you might want to consider 280 good alternate in the clearing process you can download this app that navigate around the accident on the appear store and google play. >>> -- good morning. big story this morning, we have fog live doppler picking up mainly clear air in the north bay valleys we have the fog now. this is starting to slide a little out of the north so move across the san pablo bay towards east bay shoreline we'll keep track of that for you and let you know if that happens over the next couple of hours. today low to upper 70s at the coast, wouldn't be surprised if we have a few 80s the
'm ready to take it. >> this is a lot of voters dropping off ballots at home. >> stay with us for election results tomorrow. get results on abc 7 news.com. we'll have live updates all night long at facebook.com/abc 7 news and via twitter. >> california fair political practices commission accusing a group of campaign money laundering after a source of funding today. the state supreme court issued a ruling to disclose who is behind $11 million contribution to support prop 32. turns out the money came from two monday profits active in republican campaigns. the groups are not required to release their donor list. the state could fine the pack or pursue criminal charges.. >> now, gorgeous out there. it's one of the hottest days on record in november. >> it's spectacular. now, spencer christian with records we've broken today. >> we've broken several records today. there may be more. these are just high, new records so far today. oakland 83 degrees is the record for the date. sfo, 78 degrees and moffett field 83. 95 degrees today, shattering old records of 86 for this date. we're waiting for a
, this is a red state, so take us through the map now, george. >> we see still everyone -- every state coming in basically as we expected of the red states have been met for a long time. the blue states still blue but some disappointment there for governor romney could not pick up wisconsin as sharyn said, could not pick up pennsylvania and the big battlegrounds that has gotten most of the attention and money from the campaign still out there, but president obama with a lead in ohio, holding on to a small lead in florida, virginia, north carolina, too close to call right now. i do want to look -- we've gotten a number from our exit poll that i told everybody to watch at the beginning of the night, the white share of the electorate. back in 2008, 74% of the electorate was white. look at our exit poll tonight, shows that number has gone down to 72%, matthew dowd, you see that there, 72% of the electorate white according to our exit poll right now, a massive move continuing a trend of the last 30 year, but that was a trend that the romney campaign was hoping to buck. >> yeah, that was the trend
statement to the court. abc's diane sawyer talked with him afterward. >> and joining us now, astronaut mark kelly. was it upsetting to her? >> it was difficult. you know, she said she was, you know, sad during a lot of the, you know, the testimony, the victim impact statements. it's also, you know, tough to face somebody, you know, that did such a horrific crime, you know, in her case to her. but she's a tough woman, incredibly proud of her. you know, she stood up tall there as i read -- read her statement, and i'm very proud of her. >> you stared right in his eyes. what did you see as you stared in his eyes and what was that for you? >> you know, i saw a person who certainly has major mental illess but also somebody that knew where he was and why he was there and was almost a little bit defiant, i would have to say, in the way he was looking at us and looking at gabby. you know, he was -- i got a sense that he was trying to intimidate us a little bit. but he, he certainly wasn't able to do, that especially with my wife. >> and you said you were finished thinking about him now tonight. is t
. they fwarch gave us rare access to one of the company's 80 massive fulfillment centers where we ordered a video game, watched it pulled from a shelf by hand, then sent it on its way through miles of conveyer belts before being boktsed up. the company doesn't only sell just about everything, it uses sophisticated programs to track your online habits. a fully customized shopping experience to not only match prices, but increasingly, match your desire. >> i log on automatically you are suggesting i might want this and that. >> we have teams of super smart people who build algorithms to create personalized recommendations for our customers. >> reporter: one thing about online shopping, people return a lot more. up to 35% of online purchases are returned, versus 18% from traditional stores. by the way the video game that i purchased from amazon it showed up here from phoenix almost before i did complete with a handwritten message inside, "happy holidays from abc news." neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> i know this is subsidizing your holiday spending season. you are working a second job.
for using so-called isolation booths to calm kids down. >> the room is used for special ed children when they're in danger of hurting themselves or others but some parents say this is nothing more than abuse. patrick preston has the story. >> reporter: in a matter of hours, photos of the isolation booth were shared on facebook about 100 times. from the outside you can see the booth is located in a storage area and has two peepholes at different heights. inside students can sit on the floor of the small padded room. the ceiling features air holes for ventilation. the original facebook poster, a longview mom criticized its use as abusive arguing kids are locked in for crying or tapping on their desk. comments echoed by facebook posters, who ask seriously have the police been notified this has been used. marcy wrote, that is terrible and should never be used regardless if the child is out of control or not. and suggested if a parent did that at home they would be put in jail. do you feel it is abusive? >> people have their own opinion about having information about it. i would not classify
with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what's going to happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspiration, it's about perspiration, all about hard work. madison, wisconsin this morning, bright and crisp and an obama crowd filling the streets about 18,000 of them. sort of fired up. sort of ready to go. >> i don't know. it's pretty early to be fired up. >> reporter: bruce springsteen came and sang. ♪ no retreat ♪ no surrender >> reporter: and this time around for obama and his crowd the gritty courage, mournful determination in his songs rings truer, perhaps. >> this is an incredible crowd and it's good to be ba
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into a used car lot in san leandro. that crash damaged 10 other vehicles. the driver was not cited. >>> the second of three storms on the way to the bay area now. >> let's get to lisa argen to tell us where it is. >>> good morning. we are looking at very light returns right now, there is mist and drizzle as well, as we look further north this is the beginning of the next system. it has a long i was to go before it gets here. right now light showers up highway 101 san rafael through larkspur light sprinkle into the east bay and south bay. timing slowed didn't a little. that could be problematic, because it is going to dump very heavy rain over the bay area. 3:00 this afternoon still showers, evening commute showers on the peninsula, south bay, take a look what happens friday morning, very heavy rain, it doesn't push through until the afternoon hours. we're talking about more showers behind it, still another system that is going to bring rivers and streams up to perhaps flood stage in napa and the russian river on sunday. >>> several bay area communities especially vulnerable to appr
. still working that out. don't see us, don't worry. special coverage tomorrow. we may be on, may not. we'll see you at some point tomorrow. >> the results will dictate that. >> indeed. >>> now, the story that no one in the region worst affected by sandy wants to here. a classic nor'easter driving north with the storm zone its sight. >> so far no evacuations have been ordered burke that could change. for the forecast, we're joined by meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >>> good morning. tracking the threat for a nor'easter here. it could arrive on the eastern seaboard wednesday. monday evening, thunderstorms in the gulf coast. hail, thunderstorms rolled across louisiana into texas. eastward. early morning hours. here today the story of low pressure will get its act together as it tracks through northern florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear.
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> and help wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options,
thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. emeryville, thighs and sunny. 59 in oakland right now. 62 at sfo. and we are looking at temperatures warming quickly today. in fact, numbers will be anywhere from 4 to 8 degrees above normal. we are looking at temperatures in the city near 70 degrees with lower 80s in our inland east bay. and today begins the warming trend. it should peak tomorrow with temperatures well above normal , perhaps some records. in fact, widespread 80s over the next couple days including election day. but be warned. we are talking about just as dramatic a cool down for the end of the week. >> thank you. developing news this morning. going to your grocery store today could mean crossing a picket line if are you shopping at railly's. the stores throughout california and nevada went on strike at 6:00 this morning after talks broke down. abc7 news reporter kyra clapper joins us live from the railly's in fremont with details on the walkout. good morning. >> good morning
class. that's us. >> reporter: mitt romney had used for years now the term obama care, something of an epithet to attack the president's health care reform. tonight certainly a referendum on many things. do you think it was a referendum on that, if nothing else? >> no, i don't think so. i think that obama has got a plan in mind and that there's nothing wrong with that. he's going to move things around and organize health care in a better way so it's more accessible for everybody. >> what do you make of the celebration especially as we called barack obama -- >> it's awesome. >> reporter: what you thought it would be? >> i think it's great. >> reporter: two very happy, satisfied voters, if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me here in times square tonight, diane and george. >> a lot of people. to ron brownstein right now. there's going to be so much we learn about the country coming out of this election and the party. one fact i want to throw at you as you reflect on this victory for president obama. the last six presidential elections democrats have won the po
home. she's live with us this morning. >>> we begin with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored to many in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but millions of others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here with the latest on this unwelcomed cold snap. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, bianna. if someone knows some of the 3.4 million customers that are still without power in the 11 states, i want you to text them or get ahold of them this morning. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out. you got all that cold sitting around. it could be in t
voting location chanting "let us vote" as they briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slow recovery from hurricane sandy. >> the death toll from the superstorm now stands at 107. and 1.7 million homes and businesses are still struggling without power. each night tougher, perhaps even colder than the one before. >> reporter: it's a week now since sandy hit, but the people who have lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> you don't know -- you have no idea how hard it is to go through all of our christmas items. all pictures of the kids when -- you know, their graduations, their confirmations, all of that, it is so hard. >> so hard to be without even the basics as temperatures tumble into the 30s. >> there's hot soup, hot chocolat
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